It's RED PAINT
(New Zealand is 'British' .. The British monarch is still our 'Head of State')
INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE RATES:
USA ........ 4.96
Canada .... 1.76
UK ........... 1.20
Australia .... 0.89
Ireland ..... 0.87
NZ ........... 0.70
South Africa 36,49
Lesotho (Southern Africa)
- They say that you can prove anything with statistics - so I'll be cautious in what I suggest ... but these figures do not seem to justify the current process of prohibiting firearms ownership here in New Zealand - nor of passing hundreds of pages of new legislation to impede the lawful ownership of sporting & collectable guns by licensed fit and proper persons here.
To me there does not seem to be any direct relationship between the numbers of firearms in a society and it's homicide rate.
The level of murderous intent or violent crimes is likely to be more proportional with how civilised and responsible the national government and jurisdiction authorities are.
According to NZ police figures - only a mere 11 percent of all NZ homicides involved use of a firearm.
That NZ Firearms Licensing System worked well until degraded by management - and needed only small refinement.
Time to act now.